Haunted Houses & Where to Get Scared in Champaign-Urbana
Love haunted houses and other spooky thrills? Looking to get your scream on? Our Fright Guide lists Champaign-Urbana area Halloween haunted houses, creepy experiences, zombie proms, spooky film festivals and more for adults and teens.
Thank you to Baldwin Asylum Haunted Attraction for presenting Haunted Houses & Where to Get Scared in Champaign-Urbana.
Baldwin Asylum Haunted Attraction- Voted #1 Visitors’ Favorite Haunted House and rated Top 10 in the State by HauntedIllinois.com! Challenging its customers to survive 10,000 square feet of absolute terror, the Asylum opens Saturday, September 28 and continues weekends through Halloween, with a special lights out weekend November 1 and 2.
With startlingly lifelike horror makeup & costumes created by professional artists, designers, & master crafters, patrons will have to navigate the film quality sets and locations as monsters frighten them at every turn. Suitable for teens and older, Baldwin Asylum is one of the top rated haunted attractions in Illinois. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or through the website. Group rates are available.
If you’re looking for items that might be a little less heart pounding, check out our Champaign-Urbana Halloween Fun Guide.
(Please contact the event directly if you have questions about age appropriateness. These events are NOT geared toward young children. We have tried to indicate ages, but again, this is not a list of events for young children.)
Shocktober at the Art Theatre: Shocktober theme includes scary movies throughout October – and even an All Nite Horror Movie Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 5. The showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show are always a favorite – complete with live actors (Oc. 17-19). Also, see a double feature of Halloween on Halloween night.
Farmer City Haunted Forest: The Farmer City Haunted Forest is a Haunted Hayrack Ride through the Salt Creek Campsites, located in South Park just south of Farmer City. Beware of the live scares you may encounter on your ride. FREE – multiple dates in October. There is also a “less scary” matinee version. More info: Farmer City Haunted Forest
Necrosis Haunted House: Located off of Route 45 in Rantoul. “A nightmare realm infested with evil and consumed by darkness…where the line between the living and the dead is rotting away.” Open weekends in October, and Halloween. Tickets $15-25.
Clinton’s Terror On Washington St Haunted House: This Haunted House in Clinton is open weekends in October starting Oct. 11. “Experience the MADNESS for yourself. NEW THIS YEAR: Frankie’s Escape Room. Friendly Ghost Tour (geared for kids) is on October 19 and 26.
The Haunted Hideaway: This haunted house is in Georgetown (just south of Danville). Check website for schedule. $13 for adults, $8 for 10 and under, $25 for an all night paranormal haunt. This one claims to be “all-ages” fun. Tickets available online.
Downs Haunted House: It’s a little bit of a drive (head west on I-74 towards Bloomington about 40 minutes). Every Friday and Saturday in October, tickets range $7-$12. On Sunday Oct. 27, they have an “UnHaunted House” for those who prefer something a little less frightening.
The Virginia Theatre: The Virginia Theatre will host Classic Monsters Week from October 21-24. Frankenstein! Bride of Frankenstein! Dracula! Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde … and more. Check the website for movie dates and times.
An Evening with Poe at Allerton: Listen to haunting stories and poems from Edgar Allan Poe while surrounded by the grandeur and mystery of the Allerton Mansion. Afterwards explore the Mansion and learn the history of the house and the man behind it all. Continue the experience by staying overnight! Tickets are $20 per person. This event is so popular, it will be presented on three nights: Oct. 28-30.
Dark History and Horror Convention: The Dark History & Horror Convention is an annual event showcasing the darker side of history, some of your favorite horror characters, the paranormal, artwork, authors, comics, and all things dark and creepy. For ages 19+ at City Center in Champaign. Oct. 26-27, tickets $10-$25.
CU Scared – Midway of Madness: Midway of Madness will be closed in 2019. Look for it to reopen in 2020.
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